Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monologue Mania Day #578 Erev by Janet S. Tiger Sept. 13, 2015

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Monologue Mania Day #578 Erev by Janet S. Tiger  Sept. 13, 2015

                                           A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   
                                                © all rights reserved

          (Onstage comes.....the playwright.  True story, my story)

Tonight is Erev Rosh Hashanah - the eve of the Jewish New Year.

It is always a special night, but tonight is extra special for me - for twenty years ago, it was the beginning of a year I was not sure I would get through.  For that night, I had cancer, and was in the middle of a fight for my life.

My children were small - my daughter was only 10 months old and my son only 3 when I was diagnosed with inoperable breast cancer.

That night, I cried, praying that God would let me see them grow.  And he answered my prayers.  And those of family and friends - and with a lot of help, I am here tonight, ready to pray again in thanks for my all grown up children - my daughter who just turned 21, and my son who will be 24 in just a few months.

Life is such an amazing gift - and until we are faced with the loss of it, I don't know if this concept is so clear.

So on this Erev Rosh Hashanah, I say a special thank you to all my family and friends - some I have never met! - who prayed and helped in so many ways  - just so that I could reach this night. 

Shehecheyanu ... the prayer that thanks God for allowing us reach this season.....and so I utter it tonight with all the love and gratitude that only time can make even deeper than when I first cried those long - and very short - 20 years ago.

L'shanah Tovah - to all a wonderful New Year - one filled with good health, much happiness and great success.


   Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, who has granted us life, sustained us, and allowed us to reach this season.


Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

So grateful we have you here with us!